Terry Fox’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 28, 1958

Death Date

Jun 28, 1981

Age of Death

22 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jun 28, 1981



The runner Terry Fox died at the age of 22. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Canadian runner and health activist. While battling osteosarcoma, he attempted to run across Canada on a prosthetic leg to raise funds for cancer research.

He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Betty and Rolland Fox. He grew up with an older brother named Fred and younger siblings named Darrell and Judith.



“Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going without me.” (Terry Fox)


“Who would have thought it would be possible to run across Canada on one leg, eh? I wanted to try the impossible and show that it could be done.” (Terry Fox)


“One Roman Catholic School I will never forget. They sang a song to receive me. Part of the words were, ‘Thank you, Lord, for giving us Terry.’ It was beautiful; it really brought tears to my eyes.” (Terry Fox)


“I’ve said to people before that I’m going to do my very best to make it, and I’m not going to give up. And that’s true. But I might not make it. And if I don’t make it, the Marathon of Hope better continue.” (Terry Fox)


“I bet some of you feel sorry for me. Well don’t. Having an artificial leg has its advantages. I’ve broken my right knee many times and it doesn’t hurt a bit.” (Terry Fox)